The beginning of autumn is the transition period in which we switch from longer to shorter days. We look forward to the weather cooling, the start of school, leaf fall and the kick-off for football.
It’s time to swap our shorts for long pants, break into the cold-weather wardrobe and see what’s new in the world of golf fashion to add to our shopping cart.
The colors of this season’s sportswear and athleisure collections express a range of emotions, from bold pops that mean new energy to classic neutral tones that convey a sense of calm. Quirky patterns let us express our individualism and our optimism for the future. Elevated casual styles allow us to move from home to anywhere with versatility and portability.
Let’s take a look at how some golf apparel brands are using the interpretive colors, patterns and styles in the Fall 2021 collections.
Photos: G / Fore, TrendyGolfUSA
The multi-stripe polo from G / Fore for both men and women is a striking rainbow of colors. RLX Ralph Lauren uses bright yellow, green, orange and fuchsia accents as multi-accents that add more attention to a fresh white sleeveless polo.
Conversely, a palette of earth tones resembles peace and quiet with a nod to Mother Nature. Bogner shows how camel and beige colors can be worn together to create an elegant monochrome look, but are also ideal for travel as they can be easily combined with basics in black, navy and white.
Photos: J. Lindeberg, Foray Golf, Galvin Green
Print / pattern
Micro and macro prints are not new, but they are cleverly combined in J. Lindeberg’s men’s polo shirt with a bunker pattern that is large at the front and small at the back. Foray Golf “inflates” its butterfly print to create a beautiful abstract pattern. Flowers and fauna are still popular, but Galvin Green’s Maddox shirt gets artistically technical with an all-over print inspired by pixels turned into flowers.
Photos: Devereux, Macade Golf, Peter Millar
Style – lux casual
Jogging pants that are cut like pants at the top and taper to hug or skim the ankle are versatile enough to wear anywhere. The active jogging pants Oasis by Devereux, the 4-way stretch jogging pants by Macade Golf and the performance ankle pants Blade by Peter Millar offer several options.
Photos: Greyson Clothiers, RLX Ralph Lauren, Kjus
Cashmere hoodies with patterns, texture, comfort and performance features easily give a casual look a new look. The Peaks and Valleys Hoodie by Greyson Clothiers has a fine knit look and at the same time offers four-way stretch. The version by RLX Ralph Lauren is light, soft and luxurious in chambray heather blue.
Vests are an absolute must-have for autumn layering and Kjus refines the look with the retention vest, which has no bulky volume, a blade collar and contrasting fabrics.
On the way to sustainability
Innovations for lightweight comfort, stretch performance, ventilation, warmth, cooling, waterproofness and moisture management are constantly being developed. Add sustainability to this list as companies make organic and recycled products a priority alongside clean production resources.
Radmor Golf, a relatively new player in golf apparel, makes sustainable products not just from the manufacturing stage, but right through to the end of the product life cycle. Efforts like the use of yarn that degrades to ensure biodegradability and the RadCycling initiative, which repairs damaged and worn products and gives them new life for nonprofits and those in need, are all the next steps necessary towards environmental responsibility.